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Arnold Heggestad stands in his office in front of shelves filled with books.

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center founding director Arnold Heggestad

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with the greatest sadness we share the loss of University of Florida Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Founding Director and Professor Emeritus Arnold “Arnie” Heggestad. He was 77 years old. “We were all brought together as part of Arnie’s vision to create an entrepreneurship center that would challenge students to launch companies and change the world,” said Jamie Kraft, director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. “The Center has grown to do just that since its

Heavener School student Cheyenne Keating sitting at a desk drawing on an iPad

UF students use down time to create commerce

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Director Jamie Kraft and marketing student Cheyenne Keating (BSBA ’22) are featured in this story about UF students who are using their free time to work on entrepreneurial projects.  See what Kraft had to say about these student ventures and learn more about Keating’s illustration business in this story from The Gainesville Sun. 

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Weathering the COVID-19 storm: Tips for small business owners

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues across the globe, small businesses are struggling with its impact. According to a survey by Goldman Sachs, 75% of small business owners said their business has already been impacted by fewer sales, with 51% indicating they will only be able to continue to operate for 0-3 months. “COVID-19 and the variable of the unknown ending has created much upheaval,” said Seyi Falade, Vice President of Gainesville-based Cornerstone Barricades. “Confirmed contracts have been postponed. Current projects

WHOA GNV Podcast | A degree in entrepreneurship & innovation

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Director Jamie Kraft spoke with UF alumni Collin Austin and Michael Dees on the WHOA GNV Podcast about what it means to get a degree in entrepreneurship. Hear what Jamie had to say about the opportunities that UF offers in an entrepreneurial education on the podcast.  

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Global entrepreneurs gather at UF

The Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center proudly host the 19th Annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference on today and Saturday. Learn why this event is a major step in the Center’s growth.

Jeff Gold cuts the ribbon for the Experiential Learning Laboratory

UF, Warrington celebrates CEI, Experiential Learning Lab dedication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly-remodeled Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) and its Jeff Gold Experiential Learning Laboratory was officially dedicated in a ceremony Friday morning at David Stuzin Hall on the campus of the University of Florida. “CEI’s mission is to teach, coach and inspire, and this new space is worthy of our innovative programs and students,” CEI Executive Director Jamie Kraft said. “From the technology to the design, the focus will be on creative experimentation and learning by